Recently I have been reading other blogs on the internet and found some really useful information that I wanted to apply to my life. One particular topic that caught my interest was the one about minimalist lifestyles and reducing everything around you. I thought at first that these people must have a serious problem with the modern world to want to cut out as much of it as possible. My interest still sparked so I decided to dig deeper.
After reading some articles and doing some research I was shocked how happy and easy these people have made their lives. In fact most of them spend less money, have less things, and require far less resources to live. So how are they happy with less? There is no one answer for this, but I think a good answer is that they have less to worry them.
If you really stopped to think about it for a minute, how many of your worries could you do without? I gotta pay a car payment on this brand new car or I can’t afford to go out and eat 4 days per week so I gotta work more hours. How about when your friend gets something new and you gotta hurry up and catch up with the trend.
All of these examples I have given you are the reason most of us stay constantly stressed and unhappy. We spend so much of our time trying to complicate life with things we don’t need that we spend the rest of our time trying to make enough money to have them. I’m not just talking about material possessions either. There are a wide range of ways we complicate things from unorganized clutter messes to trying to manage a huge group of friends.
I wanted to share a few tips with you today and some things you could think about to help minimize you life. In the near future I will be posting some more articles going into detail about how to minimize your lifestyles and breaking each area down into more detail. It’s really something to consider as the more you minimize the less you have to worry about.
- Get rid of clutter and get organized
- Eliminate unnecessary bills (you know what they are)
- Don’t try to keep up with the trends
- Instead of trying to make more money try to see how you can save
- Take the time to really enjoy your day, slow down and smell the roses
- Relax and take it easy
- Work less
- Walk to the store (if possible) or bike somewhere
These are just a few ideas to really get you thinking about ways to become minimalist. You don’t have to adopt this lifestyle completely, but maybe use some of it’s teachings to improve your own. Good Luck!